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Multiple Origins for the Surname Keller


German


The Keller family emerged in the ancient duchy of Swabia, which was in the southwest of Germany. Before the late Middle Ages, German people were known only by a single name. However, as populations increased and people began to travel more, it became necessary to adopt a second name. Many people, such as the Keller family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. The name Keller is derived from the Middle High German word "kelner," which corresponds to the English occupation of steward. The kelner was the manager of the noble household.

Keller Early Origins



The surname Keller was first found in Swabia, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Herman der Kelner (Keller) of Rottweil, Wuerttemberg, in 1314.

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Keller Spelling Variations


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Keller Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Keller, Keler, Kelle, Kellaere, Kellere, Kellner, Kaeller, Kaellner, Kelner, Celler, Cellner, Celer, Celner, Kellern, Cellern and many more.

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Keller Early History


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Keller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keller research. Another 593 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1798, 1699, 1766, 1452, 1466, 1605, 1635, 1700, 1638, 1702, 1819 and are included under the topic Early Keller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keller Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Keller, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Frank Keller, who landed in New York in 1710
  • Frantz Keller, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Michael Keller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • John Keller settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Helena Keller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Henerich Keller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Anna Maria Keller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Jonas Keller, who landed in New York in 1816
  • Jacob Keller, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keller Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ludwiga Keller, aged 8, arrived in New York, NY in 1900
  • Cecilia Keller, aged 1, landed in New York, NY in 1900
  • Gustave Keller, who landed in Arkansas in 1905
  • Otto Keller, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906

Keller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bernard Keller, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Catharina Keller, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Magdelena Keller, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Mr. Keller Christian U.E. (b. 1726) born in Athens, Green, New York, USA from Albany, New York, USA who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 married to Elisabeth Backus they had 8 children, he died in 1790 in Fredericksburgh, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Keller Frederick U.E. (b. 1760) born in Athens, Green, New York, USA from Albany, New York, USA who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Kings Rangers, was married 4 times having 23 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keller Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Keller, who landed in Canada in 1800
  • Frederick Keller was a United Empire Loyalist who settled in Fredericksburgh Township, Ontario

Keller Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Lambert Keller, aged 2, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Keller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Godfred Keller, aged 40, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Pauline" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PAULINE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Pauline.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keller (post 1700)



  • Joseph B. Keller (1923-2016), American mathematician, co-winner of the 1996/7 Wolf Prize and winner of the 1996 Nemmers Prize
  • James E. Keller (1942-2014), American judge, inductee to the University of Kentucky College of Law Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Brigadier-General Charles Keller (1868-1949), American Resident Member of Board of Engineers for Rivers & Harbors (1919-1921)
  • Harold D. Keller, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948, 1952
  • Harry Keller, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916
  • Harry Keller, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Jackson County 9th District; Elected 1950
  • Henry Keller Sr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912
  • Henry Keller, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1954
  • Herbert P. Keller (1875-1935), American Republican politician, Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1910-14; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916
  • Hiram H. Keller (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916; Chair of Bucks County Republican Party, 1927
  • ... (Another 86 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Keller


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Suggested Readings for the name Keller



  • Kith and Kin of James and Mary Young by Miriam Young Pack.
  • Musgrave to Mosgrave by Glenna James Mosgrave.

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Keller Family Crest Products


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Keller Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PAULINE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Pauline.htm

Other References

  1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Keller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keller Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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